Cheek Lift Specialist

Asa Morton, MD

Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon located in Escondido, CA & Hillcrest, San Diego, CA

A cheek lift can restore volume to the face, which leads to a more refreshed, vibrant expression in patients who aren’t yet a candidate for a full facelift. As a leading provider of midface cheek lifts at Eye Care of San Diego, oculofacial surgeon Dr. Asa Morton uses state-of-the-art surgical techniques at his offices in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego and in Escondido, California, to combat the signs of aging for his patients.

Cheek List Q & A

What happens during a cheek lift?

Younger patients, who aren’t ready to undergo a full facelift, may choose to have their cheeks lifted instead. As the skin begins to age, the cheek pads are the first areas on the face affected by gravity. When the solid tissue beneath the surface of the skin begins to breakdown, the skin loses support and gravity begins to pull it downward. During the procedure, Dr. Morton lifts the cheek pads to their original position -- ensuring proper placement to maintain the functionality of facial structures, while creating a youthful expression. Cheek implants may be used, if needed, to help restore the original form of the cheek. Fat may also be transferred to the face during the procedure to maximize facial contour. This procedure will elevate the cheeks and reduce the sagging facial features, which gives the entire face a more vibrant and youthful look.

Can a cheek lift be performed with other cosmetic procedures?

To maximize a patient’s results, Dr. Morton can perform a cheek lift in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as blepharoplasty or endoscopic brow lift, which help give the face an even more vibrant look. A cheek lift can provide long-lasting results when performed on its own, but when performed along with a face or brow lift, the procedure can provide support to other facial tissues as well.

How does Dr. Morton determine if I am a good candidate for a cheek lift?

There are a few different techniques and deciding which one is right for you depends on several factors, including:

  • Your facial structure
  • Any previous facial surgeries
  • The kind of results you want to achieve

Dr. Morton has the surgical experience and knowledge of the facial anatomy to deliver transformative results. He will thoroughly explain the best options for you and address any concerns you may have. If you’re considering this procedure, call or book online for a consultation.


Please contact the office for additional information regarding accepted insurances.

Anthem Blue Cross
Beech Street
Blue Shield
Community Health Group
First Health
Great West Health Care
Health Comp
Health Net
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